Autism & Echolalia:

Pronouns, Questions And Conversations

On-Demand webinar with Elizabeth Ives Field, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This webinar uses description, videos and discussion to address several communication difficulties common among echolalic autistic children. Following a brief overview of echolalia and some earlier communication interventions, the webinar will focus mainly on specific ways to help echolalic learners to:

  • Use “I/me/my” for self-reference
  • Answer and ask Wh and yes/no questions
  • Engage effectively in conversation

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe a functional communication process for increasing self-generated language while decreasing echolalia
  • Explain the use of language modeling to decrease pronoun reversal and establish use of “I/me/my” for self-reference
  • List three activities for teaching echolalic children to answer or ask questions.

Target Audience

Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Special Educators, Teachers and Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Parents

Provider : ReadySetConnect

Financial Disclosure

ReadySetConnect collects fee from the audience to participate in this training webinar

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Provider of the webinar, ReadySetConnect, is a practice management software. Participants of the webinar would become aware of the ReadySetConnect.

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Time Ordered Agenda

2:00- 2:05 : Welcome and introduction, disclosures, polls, and brief coverage of: the basis of echolalia

2:05- 2:15 : Useful evidence-based practices, therapy done prior to interventions presented today, language modeling, and relevant terms (semantic/syntactic, gestalt/analytic, form and function)

2:30- 2:40 : Making choices; answering and asking Wh questions

2:40- 2:50 : Yes/ No questions; building conversation

2:50- 3:00 : Discussion and Q and A with participants (or preview of later communication issues of autism)

Meet The Speaker

Elizabeth, also known as Betsey, is the author of Building Communication and Independence for Children Across the Autism Spectrum: Strategies to Address Minimal Language, Echolalia and Behavior (2021) London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is currently writing a book of narrative nonfiction about the intersection of autism and anxiety.

She has provided speech/language therapy and communication/behavioral consultation to autism families and educators for over 40 years to improve communication and interactions in schools and homes. She has presented at national and regional conferences on topics of autism, communication and sometimes, blindness. She has a particular interest in, and considerable experience with, echolalia and autism in both sighted and blind/visually impaired children.

Financial Dislosure

She receives royalties from her book Building Communication and Independence for Children Across the Autism Spectrum: Strategies to Address Minimal Language, Echolalia and Behavior which is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is receiving a speaking fee from ReadySetConnect.

Non - Financial Dislosure

Elizabeth is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Maine Speech Language Hearing Association (MSLHA).

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Being able to hear first hand advice and tactics from the professional and having the opportunity to ask questions about the material. It would have been nice to have a smidge more Q&A time. This program met my needs. Betsey comes very highly recommended by the other professionals in my field and I was extremely pleased to have the opportunity to learn from her!


Video examples were helpful. brief overview- will read the book for more in depth information. All of the information and suggestions were very applicable to more practice. Thank you! It was very informative.


Nice videos and clear powerpoint notes. I could have listened to her longer!! Thanks Betsey!!


Knowledgeable speaker! I’ll just have to purchase her book. I’m a mother of non-verbal twins, so any related topic. Thank you!


easy to attend since it was only an hour, and online. ideas I can use the next day


The videos and examples that Betsy provided when sharing tips and information. The hour goes by quickly!


Great real life scenarios and students, pronouns and WH questions.


The examples given within the videos were the best!


Amazing videos and Q and A, hope we had more time


Clear instructions. Hope it was longer!


I liked the topic and the polls


Strength of the event are the film clips and discussion. need info for adults, but that was not the intended scope of this program - always something to learn. Thank you for putting this together.

Leigh Cohen

Interesting and informative thank you! Needed more examples of videos and kids on spectrum who don’t follow directions as well


Videos to highlight, explanations before videos are good